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n. pl. an·the·mi·a (-mē-ə)
A pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster, used as a motif in Greek art.

[Greek, diminutive of anthemon, flower, from anthos.]


n, pl -mia (-mɪə)
(Art Terms) a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
[from Greek: a little flower, from anthos flower]


(ænˈθi mi ən)

n., pl. -mi•a (-mi ə)
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration or vase painting.
[1860–65; < Greek anthémion, diminutive of ánthemon flower]
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In such wise did Ajax fell to earth Simoeisius, son of Anthemion.
In the first place, he is the son of a wealthy and wise father, Anthemion, who acquired his wealth, not by accident or gift, like Ismenias the Theban (who has recently made himself as rich as Polycrates), but by his own skill and industry, and who is a well- conditioned, modest man, not insolent, or overbearing, or annoying; moreover, this son of his has received a good education, as the Athenian people certainly appear to think, for they choose him to fill the highest offices.
ANTHEMION auctions Fine Art Sale on August 23 features a stunning selection of large oil paintings by celebrated Welsh landscape artist Donald McIntyre.
Ryan Beach, 45, who is the principal at Anthemion Auctions, will appear in Channel 4 show The Auctioneers which debuts today at 2.
Ryan is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Wales, and his company Anthemion Auctions is based in Norwich Road, Cardiff.
Andrew Mullen, who hails from nearby Tranent, was seen to good effect on Anthemion in the 1m apprentices' handicap.
Mike Ashton, from Cardiff auction house Anthemion, said: "The buyer's got a bargain.
Anthemion Auctions will be holding its 18th sale of specialist sporting memorabilia, with 650 lots.
IT'S mid-July, the sun is shining, it's Hamilton, so it must be time for Anthemion to strike form.
ANTHEMION Auctions in Cardiff is currently accepting items to join a host of specialist Welsh items featuring in its fine art sale on August 23.
Pieces donated so far include a first edition Biggles book which has been valued at pounds 150 to pounds 200, handed in at the Bridgend store, The auction will be hosted by Anthemion Auctions, in Cardiff, on Wednesday, November 19, but the deadline for submission of items is this Monday.
ANTHEMION Auctions in Cardiff are currently accepting items to join a host of specialist Welsh items featuring in their Fine Art Sale on August 23.